Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard recently held a keel laying ceremony for the 9th tanker in a series of 20 river sea-going product carriers of project RST27 ordered by VBTH. Krasnoye Sormovo is responsible for the construction of 10 tankers of project RST27 while the remaining ten vessels will be built by Navashino-based Okskaya Shipyard.
Project RST27 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
These vessels of project RST27 satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way. Overall RST27 project vessel’s length is of 140.85 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 6.0 m. They belong to “Volgo-Don Max” class. Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological RS limitations of “ECO PROJECT” (ECO-S) class were taken into consideration during designing.
All vessels of project RST27 vessels are assigned for transportation of crude oil and oil products, without flash point restrictions. Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 8100 cub. m, deadweight is about 6980 tons with sea draught of 4.17 m and river draught of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 10.0 knots.
Cargo system provides simultaneously transportation of 2 cargoes. Cargo pumps capacity is of 6 x 200 cub. m/hour. Two auxiliary steam boilers (capacity of 2.5 t/hour each) are installed onboard. Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kWt each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380. Bow thruster is of 230 kWt. Electrical plant consists of three 292 kWt diesel-generators and emergency-staying 136 kWt diesel-generator.
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places + pilot).
Autonomy is of 20/12 days (sea/river).
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 25, 2012; Images: meb